The Day after Oblivion

Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (150 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

And so it begins....

In the United States, the Department of Defense and the NSA computer networks have been hacked. A nuclear-armed CIA drone has lost all flight control. North Korea...Iran...Russia...and soon the gates of Hell will open.

Defcon 1 - Full Scale Nuclear War

Humanity's most terrifying nightmare has become reality. Bombs are detonated, missiles are launched, counterstrikes are ordered, and within minutes, untold thousands of megatons have left countless millions dead or dying. Devastation of biblical proportions has fallen over the land...and the USA has been hit the hardest.

Now the survivors are on their own....

The death toll is incalculable. Following the devastation, there is no law, no power, no communication. But there are survivors. And now the real battle begins, on the ground, hand to hand, person to person. Can those who remain survive long enough to rebuild a world...or will it just take a little longer for them to die?

©2018 Tim Washburn (P)2018 Tantor

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Typical cookie cutter story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This book was average. Nothing truly imaginative. The typical, bad thing happens and the majority of the world goes mad max almost overnight. I could of use a little more character development or story. Overall, average.

Would you be willing to try another book from Tim Washburn? Why or why not?

I would give Washburn another try. His writing style is excellent and flows well and is easy to listen too.

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Just okay

it was decently interesting in the beginning, but I eventually got bored with it. by the time I finished it I didn't really care what I was listening to.

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So so post apocalyptic read

It flows ok is about the best thing I can say. With 4 competing storylines hard to develop any character or group to a point that you might actually care about their outcome. All trials are handled easily enough and no real suspense or drama is raised. Throw in more than a few logic lapses and you end up with a throwaway novel only good to kill some hours on a long drive

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Almost quit twice, turned out not bad.

The beginning of this book almost had me quit it. The scenario and unfolding of the nuclear attack is dubious, the military terminology and procedure incorrect in multiple ways, (some of this was the narrators fault in how he read certain things line coordinates, azimuthal, and abbreviations) and spends too much time on non-central characters. However, the main characters as they travel across nuked America grabbed me just enough to finish. Also a could portion of the book is around central and western Oklahoma where I am from, and so that kept me slightly hooked. Not bad, not great.

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meh

Unnecessarily sexist in its male saviors of incapable women and teens. overuse of the word "shuffling" to describe people's movements. Narrator's accents were terrible.

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boring

couldn't get in to the story. forgettable characters and plot. waste of money and time.

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It’s fine whatever

Not great. Not the worst. Nothing to remember but will pass the time if you’re looking for filler between other books. Some plot lines are pretty interesting. Some seem tangential and are abandoned mid stream. Could be worse.

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great book that ends too soon.

the only problem I have with the book is that the author seems to slip between 1st and third person a bit and I'm not really a huge fan of third person.

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Scary but enjoyable to read

First I have to say that I am a "BABY BOOMER" I grew up in a time of duck and cover and the Soviet Menace. One of my favorite books that I read as a kid was Pat Frank's Alas Babalon a true classic though it wasn't in my day, it did grow to be so over time as this book may well do also. This book had all the right parts to it, the right amount of build up and character development in the begining. Then the terror of that terrible day itself, the how it took place but not the who just the suspicion, the insiders and the outsiders but Thank God not all the tech talk that so many authors add to their stories. And the aftermath, the survivors stories, the good folks and the the bad ones, their trials and tribulations to go to their loved ones, to escape the horrors only to find more horrific ones. So pass this book on to your friends even though it might not be that Foo Foo crap that they are used to reading but this book has all the real love and romance, the good and the evil and what could be real life for us all.

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Narrator annoys but doesn’t unravel solid story

Overall, this is well worth your time. The story is interesting and the structure allows for a wide view of post-apocalypse life. However, the idea of one narrator attempting to portray every character almost drives the listener away. Particularly irritating is the fact that within the span of a few seconds, he alternates between male and female voices. C’mon people, feel free to hire at least two narrators, one of each sex. By the end of the story I felt a strong urge to work a spin kick off the forehead of this guy. Having said that, the storyline is solid, if not predictable with all of the typical one dimensional post-apocalypse characters present. I would have liked to have seen more conflicted souls rather than pure evil or pure goodness. It is worth your time, but don’t expect it to deviate from a well worn story arc. I give this story three-and-a-half stars out of five.